Lyme disease, line blot

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Lyme disease, line blot-14520



Lyme disease, line blot
Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies
Line blot analysis and interpretations for IgG and IgM-specific antibodies
  • Detect antibodies specific for B burgdorferi.
  • This test is intended as the second step in testing serum samples found to have been equivocal or positive
1.0 mL
0.5 mL

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 5 times

  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp) within two (2) hours of sample collection

Ambient (preferred) - 14 days

Refrigerated - 14 days

Frozen - 14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x3

  • Hemolysis
  • Lipemia
  • Gross bacterial contamination
LabCorp (163600): R-LC
Mo - Fr
5 days

Line blot




Provides both IgM and IgG Line blot results. Increased specificity reduces cross-reactivity from other spirochetes. Detect and analyze antibodies against specific B burgdorferi proteins. The sensitivity of a Line blot assay by itself is not sufficient to assess Lyme infection adequately. Both EIA and Line blot tests should be performed.

86617 x 2